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Garden spider or writing spider

Argiope aurantia

Description:

I found this by the deck this morning. It looks dangerous to my eyes. Are they safe?

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wilsons
Wilsons 9 years ago
Garden spider or writing spider
Argiope aurantia


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6 Comments

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Belated thank you to Wilsons. I just added the name.
I was new to Project Noah and struggling to operate how to use Noah programs :-)

RiekoS
RiekoS 9 years ago

I used to be so scard of spiders (I don't know why).
Now that I live close to nature and I love, I should not be so afraid of
seeing new creatures. Thank you so much for your help.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Oh, and yours is a female. Look around the edges of her web and see if you notice a much smaller male. He'll have similar body structure but is a fraction of the size.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Almost all spider species in the United States are of no medical significance to humans. They just have more legs than we do. ;-)

RiekoS
RiekoS 9 years ago

Thank you so much.
It looks dangerous but now I know that they are good kind !

Wilsons
Wilsons 9 years ago

Its a writing spider aka garden spider. Bug eating machine with no interest in hurting you :)

RiekoS
Spotted by
RiekoS

New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 12, 2012

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